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Auto-launching Tesla app on Android

spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
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I shut mine down ever night and this is bit annoying. I'm used to it just auto starting. Now I get in the car and get that swipe card key message when I shift in to reverse (or try to). Not the biggest problem in my life, but annoying. And yes it is getting worse. First the phone a month or two ago and now my tablet last week I think.
 
It may be a combination of your device's Android version and the API level targeted by the installed app version. If I recall correctly, there were changes regarding starting services for apps not running in the foreground when targeting Android 12 and above - but I haven't tracked this stuff closely in a long time.
 
Same. Pixel 3 and a new Pixel 6, both at A.12 do not auto-launch. The Pixel 3 has been at A.12 since November '21 and is orphaned by Google since then so obviously no update there. The Tesla app auto-launched on it reliably every single day (my devices are always turned entirely OFF every night) until sometime in April '22. So in my case the trigger was an update -- no, I don't know which one -- to the Telsa app.

So now it has become part of the morning routine. Turn on phone, make coffee, visit bathroom, start tesla-app. Life on the techy edge I guess.
 

spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
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According to the phone, my last update was a security fix on 10/5/21. Sometime in April, maybe as late as early May sounds about right for me. I keep the tesla app up to date. I usually load a new one from APKMirror as it usually has an update before the play store.

I also turn the phone off every night. I now have the app on the home screen. I still forget to start it many days. So I get in the car and get that swipe the card message. But it only takes maybe 15-30 seconds from launching until I can go. Still would be nice to have auto launch. I'd consider a new phone if that worked but the pixel 6 people are having trouble so why bother?
 

spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
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I just put the app on my home screen having given up hope previously. I still forget to start it. When I get in the car and try to shift I get the animated picture to swipe the card. Of course I fire up the app at that point. I'd say that it takes 15-20 (tops) seconds to start up.
 

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